But Meat is the First Ingredient! –The Problem with Pet Food Labels

iStock_000009730375_SmallAs a pet owner, you want to give your pet the best care possible, and choosing a quality diet is a very important part of doing so. But choosing the right food for your pet isn’t always as easy as it might sound.

Most owners start by reading the pet food labels found on the bag, but it is important to understand that pet food labels do not always convey the information necessary to make the best choice.

When you read a pet food label, what are you looking for? If your answer is ‘meat as the first ingredient’, or maybe ‘no byproducts’, keep reading… We would like to explain to you why the first thing that you should be looking at is not the ingredient list, but the AAFCO statement.

AAFCO and Pet Food Labels

AAFCO stands for the Association of American Feed Control Officials. It is an organization that sets the nutritional standards for pet foods that are sold in the United States. Continue…